While her 2014 album The Classic was a soulful celebration of life and her 2011 album The Deep Field a lush moody expansion, this new release sees her stripping her compositions back to the core, the bare-all lyricism and timeless melodies harking back to her accolade-winning album To Survive (2008) and acclaimed debut album Real Life (2006).
On Damned Devotion, thoughtful lyricism is married to Joan’s most accessible music to date. A collaborator and muse to artists as diverse as Anohni, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and Beck, Joan has recently worked alongside fashion designers Viktor & Rolf as well as a growing list of musicians including Sufjan Stevens, Lau, RZA and Daniel Johnston. The singer says, ‘My maxim is: if it feels scary to say it, it’s the thing you must say.’
For ages 14+.